The final book in the Hunger Games trilogy is Mockingjay. My friends have given it mixed reactions, and a couple have said it was their least favorite. So if you’ve read it, please give us your opinion in the comments section. This post will contain spoilers.
At the end of the second book, we find out District 12 is gone! The all-star Hunger Games were interrupted and there’s a full on rebellion. Katniss was saved by District 13, which has been secretly living under the earth all these years. The Everdeen family is growing accustomed to living like moles.
Meanwhile, Kat’s fame and notoriety make her the perfect symbol for the revolution. She is the mockingjay. We are treated once again to the styling process, which I think is a hilarious element in these books. I have to remember that these are written for teenaged girls.
The last book of the series is the darkest, although they are all quite dark. There is more action, violence, bloodshed. There are no Hunger Games, which I appreciated. We don’t need to witness the games a third time. Instead there is lots of warfare with few moments of levity.
I’m not going to give anything else away. Just read the series. The last thing I will say is that story ends with hope, but does not wrap up in a neat little bow. Suzanne Collins created a very sad world and strong characters to inhabit it. I was glad to visit and glad to leave.